My spinning wheel is getting some good use this month as once again I come to you with a finished skein of yarn. I have been trying to do two posts a month (not a very lofty goal), but I'm still making it by the skin of my teeth this October. Back to the yarn, it's two ply with one being 100% alpaca top (oh this is softness itself I tell you) from Alma Park and the second is a mix of domestic sheep's wool (from the US), merino and silk from Mamajudes. The grey of the alpaca blends in so well with the soft indigo dyed blues. The touches of lime green make a fun pop of color without being garish. Like my last yarn this one also spun up to a DK weight of 303 yards! I do love my jumbo flyer for my spinning wheel as it really lets me get a lot of yardage in one skein. Makes finding projects to knit with it so easy. You can check out this yarn in my shop here.
The one knitting project that I always have on the needles (and in my purse) is socks. This pair is knit with Knit Picks Felici yarn in the Marsh colorway. I did a simple 3/1 rib as I like the grip it gives your leg and it's not too distracting for the self striping yarn. The colors are beautiful, the yarn soft and the fit is just right but...I have nothing the goes with them in my wardrobe. It's another case of the color overpowering my otherwise rational mind which happens way too often - especially around drab and dreary February. I'm just one of those matchy-matchy people (notice in the last photos how the stripes are matching up on the toes? Yup, that's a matchy-matchy kind of thing.) My guess is they are destined to be a gift for my mother whose feet are about the same size as mine. I'll let her find something to match with them.